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2 hours ago
Have all cities lost people due to COVID-19, or just a few high-cost ones?
Michael Lewyn
Feature
6 days ago
How Detroit, historical home of the U.S. automotive industry, can create a culture of transit and the equitable transportation system its residents need.
David Gifford
Blog post
February 22, 2021, 7am PST
With a little help and encouragement, active and micro modes, including walking, bicycling, scooters, e-bikes, and their variants, can provide huge benefits.
Todd Litman
Feature
February 22, 2021, 5am PST
Regulating alcohol in the public realm.
Diana Ionescu
Blog post
February 21, 2021, 9am PST
A little pre-Purim humor (well, attempted humor anyway).
Michael Lewyn
Feature
February 18, 2021, 7am PST
Six components of a strategic plan for city and regions to guide their short-term actions for equitable economic recovery from the pandemic.
Alisa Pyszka, Kim Zeuli
Blog post
February 17, 2021, 12pm PST
The latest in a series of compendia gathering news and analysis about the effects of the COVID-19 on the built and natural environments—now and long into the future.
James Brasuell
Blog post
February 16, 2021, 12pm PST
Some scientists and city officials are moving ahead with a different way to track the virus’s spread: wastewater testing.
Devin Partida
Feature
February 9, 2021, 12pm PST
Stadium footprints are enormous. It's time to get smarter about how they are used.
Richard Dion
Blog post
February 8, 2021, 12pm PST
You just got the top transportation job in the country. What are your priorities? Who are your allies? And one last question: Do you even want the job?
Robert Fischer
Blog post
February 8, 2021, 5am PST
The events of the past year shows that the law of supply and demand applies to urban housing, and that gentrification can, in fact, be subdued.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
February 3, 2021, 7am PST
Many companies set goals to achieve by 2020 and came up short, while the effects of climate change were more obvious than ever in the year that was 2020.
James Brasuell
Blog post
February 2, 2021, 8am PST
Singapore's carefully designed public housing that supports mixed-incomes, green space, and access to high-quality transportation is a good benchmark for the Biden administration's new push to root out systemic racism in the housing market.
Robert Fischer
Feature
January 31, 2021, 11am PST
The nation is now tasked with the challenge of changing course in the middle of multiple, global crises. The necessity of finding a way to overcome the failures of the past and lay the groundwork for a new kind of future has never been more clear.
James Brasuell
Blog post
January 31, 2021, 9am PST

Communities have good reasons to protect trees and forests. Planners can help make this happen.

Todd Litman
Blog post
January 26, 2021, 8am PST
Contrary to popular myth, the disabled drive less than other Americans.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
January 25, 2021, 5am PST
Are HOAs in cities a good thing? Not always. Keep reading to learn more.
Devin Partida
Blog post
January 21, 2021, 5am PST
Cities around the world are demonstrating that net zero carbon buildings—including net zero low-income housing—can be built cost effectively.
Joan Fitzgerald
Blog post
January 20, 2021, 5am PST
Commemorate Inauguration Day by digging deep into the promises and potential of the Biden Administration.
James Brasuell
Feature
January 19, 2021, 12pm PST
Simon Winchester's new book, Land, brings global scope to the concepts of land use.
Josh Stephens
Blog post
January 13, 2021, 8am PST
Checking in with the numerous risks in the housing market as the economic fallout of the pandemic as approaches it approaches its second year.
James Brasuell